Basic clipboard functionality is storing data and allowing to access it, just like memory functions in calculators. For advanced functionalities use "clipboard-manager" tag.

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Is there a way to copy-paste text into Unity's new 'Alt+F2' launcher?

When I try to copy/paste text, it always comes up with that square with 4 characters inside of it. Sometimes I don't want to launch something in a terminal (e.g. conky), and not being able to ...
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How to automate the following task?

Daily i wanna copy some files from a remote system and i have to put all those files in on a folder on that date say .Is it possible to automate this task? What we do presently is we log on to the ...
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How to copy command console text?

I have used the wpa_passphrase command and I get something like this: network={ ssid="blahblah" #psk="moreblahblah" psk=d5e532ecca53ea963e5b3b5521bb3682c53fcf5b6d55f15622027145c795b661 ...
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Clone user profile

Is there any reasonable way to copy user profile with all settings (Firefox, Thunderbird, Netbeans, git, fonts etc.) to have it as a base for another profile, so I didn't have to set up everything ...
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How to copy files to multiple hosts across the network?

I have more than 200 Ubuntu systems to which I want to copy a file. How can I copy files to multiple hosts across the network? What possibilities do I have? Note: This question is related to How to ...
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How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard?

I want to be able to copy and paste between Byobu and Firefox without having to use a mouse. I could write the copy buffer to a file and open that file with Gedit but I was wondering if there was a ...
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How do I Copy one file to many subfolders?

It sounds like a simple question but if it was I wouldn't be asking it. I can obviously do this by opening all the folders in nautilus and pasting each one individually but the computer is the robot ...
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Backup files with rsync: error 23

I'm trying to make a backup of my /home to transfer all data from one computer to another. I wanted to save the backup on the same computer and than transfere it to another one. For safety reasons, ...
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Copy paste buffer configuration best practices

There are two copy/paste buffers in Ubuntu: ctrl+c, ctrl+v and alt+ins, shift+ins mouse select and click on selected text. That buffers often appears to mix up, and second buffer doesn't work in ...
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Is it possible to make clipboard work always the same?

IIRC, once upon I time I used only the mouse for copy-and-paste, which I consider way superior to the Windows-like Ctrl-C Ctrl-V complication. Now after many years I'm slowly starting to use Linux ...
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Is there any utility like the Windows program smartcopy?

It should help me pause copying, so I dont have to wait for each copy to finish. Basic googling didnt help out. The windows equivalent is Teracopy, or Fastcopy. I need the application to be GUI ...
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cp command process info

Is there any specific package for cp command which shows the process of being copied. I'm wondering if there is any package cp which shows additional information that what has been copied and what ...
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How do you know when to use SHIFT+INSERT vs CTRL-V vs right-click-paste to paste?

Some times I copy something to the clipboard, and it doesn't paste with Shift+Insert, but with Ctrl+V or right-click paste. The behavior seems confusing and a bit unpredictable. Is there some logic ...
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How to check if clipboard contents have changed from a script, other than polling?

any scripting language will do, to check when the clipboard (both primary and clipboard) contents change, so that specific actions can be executed.
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How can I make a permanently updated copy of a file in a different place to the original file?

I use two computers, a Linux one for coding and building and a Windows one which has the programming application to load the built program onto the hardware. Both computers have access to a network ...
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Can I restore a content of the clipboard after restart?

I have copied an important piece of some text into a clipboard from an external memory card. Occasionally, I have forgotten to paste this info into a local file and I have then switched the system ...
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How to copy files into /usr/local/? (permission denied)

I'm still a little new to Ubuntu and was wondering how I can copy files, in this case Aptana Studio, to /usr/local/ without being denied. Is there a way to do it in terminal? Or a way to allow ...
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How to copy a DVD [closed]

I was offered a couple of DVDs from abroad that cannot be played on my player due to region filtering. So I tried k9copy to copy the DVD (it removes the region automatically). But for some reasons ...
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Add entries to Nautilus' right-click menu (copy, move to arbitrary directories) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add options to “Move to” (when you right click on a file) Assume I want to copy a file from /home/foo/bar/baz to /opt/quuz/dir1/option3. When I try it with ...
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Copy function corrupt [closed]

Using U10.10 - whether using Edit/copy, ctrl-c or right click copy in any program clipboard shows corrupt characters eg copying "characters" = -$ on clipboard. Using Parcellite as clipboard manager ...
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Is there any application that stores information of clipboard and you can retrieve them with an hot key? [closed]

Something like AutoKey but an application that directly stores the data to the clipboard.
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Binding mouse buttons to copy and paste

Often I'm copying and pasting pieces of text. I'd like to streamline the process. Anyone know if it possible to bind (for example): Ctrl Right Click to Copy and Alt Right Click to Paste
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Copy and paste does not work well

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and having been trying to fix this issue for a couple of weeks with no luck. Copy and pasting text is really wonky. Sometimes it works sometimes no matter what I do ...
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HDD Transfer Speed Reduced when transfering Lots and Lots of Files

When i drag 'n drop/copy, lots of big and small files the transfer speed gets reduced,compared to the speed i get when transfering the files one by one,its that a regular issue with Mechanical ...
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Copy-and-paste is often corrupted

I have ubuntu 10.10 with the 64-bit desktop version. When I copy-and-paste into any window, including firefox, terminal, java swing app, remote desktop, often I get 4 random letters (a 32-bit value?) ...
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How to pause/resume transfer of large files?

I recently had to copy about 20 GB of data split between about 20 files from my laptop to an external hard drive. Since this operation takes quite a while (at ~560kb/s), I was wondering if there was ...
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remote desktop through xtightvncviewer share clipboard

I am using xtightvncviewer on a ubuntu machine to connect to the remote desktop of another Ubuntu machine. How can I configure this to share the clipboard, so that I can copy and paste from one ...
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Why doesn't the clipboard work in modern linux distributions?

Can't the developers finally in 2011 move away from the flawed concepts of selections and private clipboards in applications and create a working clipboard service under X window system? I'm ...
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Inconsistant copy and paste behaviour. Is there a fix?

I've encountered what I can best describe as "unpredictable" behaviour of the "clipboard". .. but in it's own way, it actually is "predictable"", as it is not an X bug, as such. It largely results ...
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A command-line clipboard copy and paste utility?

In Windows I used command-line clipboard copy-and-paste utilities... pclip.exe and gclip.exe These were UnixUtils ports for Windows (but they only handled plain text). There were a couple of ...
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Copy filename in Nautilus, pastes different formats in Terminal vs normal text field

I often copy fully qualified filenames from Nautilus... However I get a different paste result when I paste it into a Terminal vs. when I paste it into a "normal" text field (eg. a text editor, ...
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How do I get my clipboard “copy /paste” working again? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, and out of the blue i can no longer use copy/paste key-shortcuts. I imagine, if i restart my computer i will be able to, but that is rather a pain than an option! Type ...
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Keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection

Is there a standard or conventional keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection? I'd like to select some text and go to another app to paste without trashing my clipboard contents. I'd ...
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How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

Is there a way to disable the middle mouse button paste behavior that is here by default on gnome? I have a sensitive mouse wheel and whenever I scroll texts, sometimes it pastes stuff randomly into ...
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Why might I want to use a clipboard manager?

I recently saw this poll asking for the "Best Linux Clipboard Manager". What actually is a clipboard manager and in what situations would a clipboard manager be useful? Are there some differences in ...